Updated Key Messages: Palliative Care and Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)

(May 17, 2019) The Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians released an updated document today entitled Key Messages: Palliative Care and Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)MAiD became legal in Canada in June 2016 when the Parliament of Canada passed federal legislation allowing eligible Canadian adults to request it. Prior to the legislation, the CSPCP developed Key Messages about Physician Hastened Death which were released in October 2015. The updated Key Messages reaffirm our original position and frame it in the current Canadian context.

CSPCP ADVANCED LEARNING IN PALLIATIVE MEDICINE CONFERENCE

Date: May 23 – 25, 2019
City: Calgary, AB
Theme: Expanding Our Reach Together

Join us for 2 ½ days of learning and networking through a variety of workshops, keynotes, exhibits, and social opportunities. This advanced-level medical conference is open to palliative medicine physicians, physicians interested in palliative care, medical students and residents. Hosted by the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians.

PROGRAM INFORMATION: https://www.cspcp.ca/2019alpm/2019-program/
REGISTRATION: https://www.cspcp.ca/2019alpm/alpm-registration/

Online Study Modules Now Available!

Registration is open for four online study modules from the CSPCP:
https://www.cspcp.ca/courses/

The modules are intended for:
Physicians intending to sit the subspecialty exam
Anyone wanting to study for their personal or team-based continued professional development
Topics: Complex Symptoms, Heart Failure, COPD, and Pediatric Palliative Care. 
 
The modules were created by the Palliative (Subspecialty) Exam Preparation Course Working Group: Ebru Kaya (chair), Roger Ghoche, Sonya Lowe, and Mino Mitri, in collaboration with over 30 additional volunteers and three contractors. 

Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time and expertise in the development of these modules:

For details, pricing, and registration go to the Courses page on our web site: https://www.cspcp.ca/courses/